Vintage Books

Vintage Books

Literature lover or not, old books can add so much to your home. So versatile, books can add height, dimension, texture, color, or even “theme” to a room. Now before you go thinking I’m a crazy “theme” lady…hear me out. I’m talking travel books in your guest room, or historical books about your town to educate the friends and family you’ve invited to stay with you.

There are also many ways to arrange your books depending on their location and desired prominence in your home.

Check out a couple of our favorite book arrangement styles below.


Photo Credit: Elizabeth Laduca Photography

Here, we’ve grouped a few books by color and added texture by pairing them with an antique chippy corbel, a vintage Cape Brand Absolutely Boneless Codfish wooden box and a pair of painted vintage wood candle sticks.

When you stack one or two books, it can provide prominence to an item you love, or perhaps draw attention to a special piece of a collection.


Photo credit: Elizabeth Laduca Photography

In a shift from the norm, we also enjoy books displayed with the pages out.  We love the neutral texture this look offers.

Next time you spy a group of antique or vintage books, don’t be too quick to walk on by.  Although, one word to the wise: I always smell before I buy.  Old books can often harbor old scents.  And that’s a collection you may not want to elevate!

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  • Robin

    April 19, 2017 at 8:56 pm Reply

    I love these arrangements so much! My house is absolutely filled with books, some pretty and some very utilitarian, so I’m always looking for new ways to style them!

    • Kim

      April 20, 2017 at 11:03 am Reply

      Thank you, Robin! I am definitely a book worm, and love them all! The pretties, the utilies, the smellies, and all of them in between! Thank you for stopping by our little corner. 🙂

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